Thursday, July 30, 2009
We found these chairs at Marshall's (we live dangerously close to one), and then found the small iron tray stand and tray at an antique shop when I was in NH. I painted the tray and stenciled the same design in the center as is on the chairs. Sadly, you'd have a wet bum if you sat out there today. Go away, rain!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
However, it looks like it will be a while 'till we can construct said fence. The water table is only about 18" belowground, as illustrated here:
We are having the coolest and wettest summer since the Little Ice Age (mid-1800s), and it's totally messing up the schedule.
Friday, July 24, 2009
And now we're selling our leftover light restoration parts on ebay. Need any square chain, anyone? It's a total bitch to polish, but it looks cool!
Monday, July 20, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Now if the rain would quit again for a couple of days we could get started on our last fence project.
Friday, July 17, 2009
We will always sweep up after a big potting mess, and will wipe up big spills. We'll avoid making loads of big cuts in the bench - though it is a workbench - and will make sure it's always presentable. We will do our best to stack the empty pots and fit them in their places. We will remember to occasionally see if there are un-used items that can go to the yard sale pile.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Although the glaze is glossy - typically not my fave - I love (LOVE!) the celadon color and the really quite organic and lighthearted design.
See that thing in the right front corner of the photo? It's a garden ornament, and I got one - though mine has dragonflies & frogs and other creepy crawlies on it. The artist even threw in a heavy duty bamboo stake! You just set the ornament on top. The thing was so cool that I had to pick one up to tuck in next to the shed and bench (more on that when I get back) despite a long-standing dislike of yard art. I think since this is truly art, it transcends our self-imposed yard art ban. We'll see if Ken agrees.
At any rate, we did finish the interior shed organization and the last garden bed (frantically) before I left. The sun obediently appeared the day after my bitchy post about the rain, so I guess that worked? I'll have to try controlling the weather more often. More details when I'm reunited with the camera...
A reminder to support your local artists, artisans, and farmers this summer - get out to those galleries and festivals and keep the local businesses thriving.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
As I was standing in the yard with Eddy at 4 pm today - JULY 8th - and eating a bowl of hot oatmeal as I grumbled to myself about the peas getting knocked over by the rain again...I realized that I've officially hit the point of being completely fed up with the weather.
Let's go, sun. And that's an order.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
The light was gorgeous as we finished cleaning up this afternoon. We put a row of cinnamon ferns in and they're so fab, we'll get some more to put along the fenceline at the nursery sale next week.